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Orion Oaks teacher Scott Maxfield named WNIC Teacher of the Week

Orion Oaks teacher Scott Maxfield

Orion Oaks Elementary teacher Scott Maxfield has spent the past 19 years helping students.

This week was his chance to be recognized for it.

The Metro Detroit radio station WNIC-FM (100.3) announced on Tuesday that he was named the station's Teacher of the Week.

The official presentation arrived Friday morning when a station representative brought donuts, a gift basket and a plaque to the Orion Oaks staff meeting to honor Maxfield.

"I was definitely surprised, I was very honored," Maxfield, 44, said about when he found out about the award. "It feels good to be recognized, but all the credit really goes to the students and the families, my fellow staff and Drew (Towlerton,) the principal. It's nice to be recognized, but it's all part of what we do and I'm happy to help."

A University of Michigan graduate, Maxfield holds a Master's degree in education from Oakland University.

Education is in his blood, as his father Bob was a superintendent in Farmington and Berkley (where current LOCS Superintendent Marion Ginopolis was on his staff) and his brother Jim is a teacher at Oakview Middle School.

Yet Scott Maxfield wasn't sure this was his passion until he was a summer camp counselor while in college. 

"That's when I realized it was my calling," Maxfield said.

Two decades later, he is a fixture at Orion Oaks. The faces around him may change but he remains a vital presence to the school.

"Scott has a unique abiltiy to build a relationship with just about anyone," Towlerton said.

Congratulations to Scott!

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